Daily Archives: October 31, 2014

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: South African health minister proposes 90-90-90 — and one more 90 — goal for TB

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BARCELONA, Spain —  “It seems as if we have grown accustomed to TB and ready to accept that human suffering associated with it,” remarked Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of health for South Africa during a plenary talk at the World Conference on Lung Health on Wednesday.  Dr. Motsoaledi wears another important hat these days in […]

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB and pregnancy study shows threats to mothers and infants

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BARCELONA, Spain –  At a symposium on Thursday on the intersection between tuberculosis and maternal and infant health, Adrie Bekker presented disturbing findings from a study looking at outcomes for pregnant women with tuberculosis who came for care at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.  Over the course of a year, clinicians identified 74 maternal […]